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The Tayvallich Inn

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British, Scottish, Seafood
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Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Top Restaurants only dream of having west coast shellfish on their menus yet at the Tayvallich Inn they offer the best they can get that day from the Sound of Jura everyday and cooked to perfection by the chefs Busy with the locals, especially for the open acoustic jam sessions on Fridays, but also with visitors that arrive by yacht... More 

Thank IainandLilian
Detroit, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seafood doesn't get fresher than this. Entire menu is superb and includes very creative dishes. Quantities also very generous. Great bar, superb service and staff. Add the spectacular view and this adds up to a peak experience. Don't miss it.

Thank Motown45
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped off for lunch, wow, what a spot. Sat outside and soaked up the view, and had a lovely lunch, scallops for one and mussels for the other. .both were delicious..friendly staff, ...would go again if we're ever back in the area.

Thank charliemcv
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely dinner with some very friendly staff, excellent with my food allergies! (Which is challenging- milk, eggs and nuts). Would definitely come back!

Thank Aggy C
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were relative latecomers, booking on the phone as we travelled north. The Tayvallich Inn restaurant was full on a Friday night but we were invited to eat in the bar : "We won't let you go hungry". Indeed not. My crab and langoustine salad with real chips, his shepherd's pie with a secret ingredient were indeed to die for.... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
West Linton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently returned from a work trip and ate food every night in the inn. Food drink and service was excellent, reasonably priced.Highly recommended. Great portions in a great place! Definitely will be back! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

1 Thank leeon84
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84 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us ate here as a group, two had a very good experience, the other two less so. Two of us took their Mussels in Cider with leeks and bacon which was a well cooked tasty meal. The mussels were excellent. One of the others had fish and chips - a small fish with a lot of batter, more... More 

1 Thank Truediamond
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was recommended this place by our B&B owner while staying in Oban as somewhere that served good seafood. We weren't disappointed the mussels were simply fab as were the starter scallops with chorizo, but the delux homemade burger was probably the best I've ever had Juicy and full of flavour yumm. It was a fairly busy lunch time when we... More 

1 Thank kaysmith01
Northwich, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've spent many a happy hour relaxing and watching the world go by from this beautifully located harbour inn. This year we were served a wide variety of seafood, most locally sourced. Real ales compliment the experience. The staff are extremely pleasant and helpful. For our non seafood friends there was a good selection of quality alternatives - they were... More 

Thank Rupert A
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and service in a fantastic location, the menu has a good variety with the fresh seafood being the highlight, we will definitely be back to sample more of the menu.

2 Thank lintay2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $28
British, Scottish, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Lochgilphead
  • Phone Number: 441546870282
Situated in the picturesque village of Tayvallich on the shores of Loch Sween, the Inn overlooks the beautiful natural harbour of Tayvallich bay. At the heart of this small and vibrant community, the Tayvallich Inn has always been a popular meeting place for sailors, holidaymakers, more recently kayakers and all who enjoy our warm hospitality and good food. Established over 30 years ago, the Tayvallich Inn specialises in fresh, locally caught seafood, much of which is landed on our doorstep from the cold, pristine waters of the sound of Jura. Along with seafood we serve other fresh produce, sourcing locally where ever possible.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?